Our yearly Santa Cruz Mountains release of Pinot Noir under our “Appellation Series” has been one of our superstars since its inception. We sourced the fruit in 2021 from the Muns family’s highly- regarded vineyard in the Loma Prieta district of the SCM. Located literally on the San Andreas Fault on a ridge at 2,600 feet of elevation, the property is planted to the three main “Dijon” Pinot Noir clones on primarily clay loam and sandstone soils. It is a unique site that supplies exceptional Pinot Noir fruit.
The 2021 Sarah’s Vineyard Muns Pinot Noir is fragrant and earthy with ripe cherry and spice aromas, which are echoed on the palate. The bright rich fruit is complemented by nutmeg, clove, allspice, and a hint of vanilla with smooth, silky tannins and a long finish. This delightful Pinot Noir pairs wonderfully with mushroom risotto or seared salmon.
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains
Vineyard: Muns Vineyard
Grower: Ed Muns
Cooperage: French oak, 30% new, 11 months